Intelligence Chief McConnell Calls for Changes

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National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell, who took over the 16 U.S. spy agencies less than three months ago, is signaling he wants a more aggressive posture for his office. McConnell says the country's surveillance law needs to be updated, what he calls a 100-day plan to accelerate intelligence reform.

McConnell will visit Capitol Hill next week to lay out what he believes are necessary changes to the foreign intelligence surveillance act, or FISA. He is said to be pushing to expand the U.S. government's surveillance authority.



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